Difference between revisions of "R*bab"

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Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.
 
Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.
  
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Huqin (instrument family) - Chinese variant
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Morin khuur - in Mongolia
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Kyrgyztan - kobyz
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'''Mughal Empire'''
 
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Kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings.  
 
Kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings.  
  
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== Modern r*bab ==
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Rebab is a component of gamelan, as a bowed two-stringed lute made of wood or coconut shell covered with hide. Usually two per gamelan ensemble. Sometimes used in healing rituals.
  
  
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Rabab - original ancestor.
 
Rabab - original ancestor.
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Rebab - used in gamelan.
 
Rebab - used in gamelan.
Robab or rubab - originated in Afghanistan.
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Robab or rubab - originated in Afghanistan. (how is this related?)

Revision as of 15:34, 5 January 2020

Rabāb used to be a term for any stringed instrument.


Ancient rabab

rabāb or rabābah, an Arabic fiddle in the 10th century. Parent of the medieval European rebec or rubebe (11th-18th century Mediterranean/Balkans) and lira (like the lyre?) The ancient rabāb was the ancestor of almost all European bowed instruments. It had a membranous belly, 2-3 strings, and narrow neck. Its range was about an octave.


Medieval r*bab

Persia:

Large rebab, more range than the ancient rabab. (similar instrument - kamanche or khomanche) Iraqi and Bedouin - joza, variant with coconut-shell soundbox.


Central and East Asia

The more western, the higher pitched the instrument (?).

Huqin (instrument family) - Chinese variant

Morin khuur - in Mongolia

Kyrgyztan - kobyz


Mughal Empire The seni rabab - wood body with resonator and six strings, no frets and traditionally no sympathetic strings.

Kabuli rabab (Afghan) - hollow wood body with gut or nylon strings.


Modern r*bab

Indonesia

Rebab is a component of gamelan, as a bowed two-stringed lute made of wood or coconut shell covered with hide. Usually two per gamelan ensemble. Sometimes used in healing rituals.


== Notes ==


Rabab - original ancestor.

Rebab - used in gamelan.

Robab or rubab - originated in Afghanistan. (how is this related?)